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Learn 164 languages (including English) in any of 144 languages using your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Includes flashcards, pronunciation analysis, conversation practice, quizzes, downloadable audio lessons, kid-friendly lessons, and more.  For ages 3 to Adult



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Designed for middle and high school students who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.


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Theme-based Spanish-language interface designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users. This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries. 

Other Resources

Books and Audiobooks

Explore our catalog for physical and digital books and audiobooks. Try this search strategy-- type the name of the language you are interested in and then "self instruction", for example "Spanish self instruction"

Classes and Discussion Groups at CADL

Various branches of CADL have in person opportunities to learn or practice English and Spanish.

Community Resources for Learning English

A compilation of opportunities in the greater Lansing area for learning or practicing English language skills.